Communications Director for the Ghana Football Association, Henry Asante Twum has revealed the decision for the Black Stars of Ghana to assemble in South Africa for the AFCON 2023 camping was made by Chris Hughton.
The GFA confirmed yesterday that the team will have a pre-AFCON camp in South Africa. In view of that, the GFA received a lot of backlash for that decision as many see it as inappropriate because the AFCON 2023 comes off in Ivory Coast.
Henry Asante Twum says Chris Hughton made the proposal to camp in South Africa to the Fa with approval from the Sports Ministry.
“The decision to camp in South Africa wasn’t taken by Kurt Okraku but the head coach of the team. We have provided the needed support to the technical team since they took office and have always allowed them to work independently, so all the FA did was to grant them approval when they presented their proposal/plan to leadership.” He said on a whatsapp page as cited by ghanasportspage.com
The team will begin camping on 31st December in Johannesburg and then play a friendly game against Botswana before flying to Ivory Coast for the AFCON 2023.